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January 3, 2013

The Best Speech About Education -- Ever

Nick Morgan:

Every now and then a speech comes along that reminds me why public speaking is still essential and why I said back in 2003 that the only reason to give a speech is to change the world.

Today, Mike Johnston is a state senator from Colorado, but his passion is education, and it was ignited as a Teach for America teacher in the Mississippi delta in 1997. From that came a searing book, In the Deep Heart's Core, about the terrible challenges facing teachers and learning in that state. Johnston moved on to become the principal of a school for challenged kids in Colorado.

Posted by Jim Zellmer at January 3, 2013 1:58 AM
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Speeches like this are a dime a dozen. Except for the statement after story 1 in which he says he won't bore the audience with the failures that came before and after, and there is no silver bullet, he's spouting garbage, and pushing TFA.

LIke watching an "old time religion" show back in the 50's (and today).

Posted by: Larry Winkler at January 3, 2013 1:14 PM
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